Aug. 19, 2011
PANAMA CITY, PANAMA - Former Greyhound goalkeeper and second-team All-American Milos Kocic '08 helped Toronto FC to a 2-1 victory over Panama's Tauro FC Thursday evening in the CONCACAF Champions League Group C opener for both teams. Kocic's play helped Toronto extend its unbeaten run to six games in all competitions and kept the Reds on pace with three points atop Group C with fellow MLS side FC Dallas.
Toronto took a 1-0 lead in the 21st minute Thursday night, when Ryan Johnson took advantage of poor Tauro defending. The Reds then turned that into a 2-0 advantage in the 24th minute as Julian de Guzman's attempt from well outside the penalty area deflected off Panama's goalkeeper and into the net. Tauro brought the score to 2-1 when Lucho Moreno converted his penalty kick in the 76th minute. To watch highlights, click here.
Prior to the game, Kocic earned MLSsoccer.com's Save of the Week award and a nomination to the Team of the Week for his stoppage-time reflex save on Real Salt Lake midfielder Will Johnson's side volley. The late block not only preserved a 1-0 win for Toronto, but it gave Kocic his first career shut out in three MLS seasons. To watch his Kocic's save in stoppage time, click here.
To read an article posted to MLSsoccer.com on Kocic stepping up for Toronto FC, click here.